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Wilson Portrait
It's kind of scratchy.


Willow Portrait
Too passive!


Wolfgang Portrait
I am so sneaky!


Wendy Portrait
I'm already practically invisible...


WX-78 Portrait


Wickerbottom Portrait


Woodie Portrait
It's good for hiding from nature.


Waxwell Portrait
There's room in there for me.


Wigfrid Portrait
För the hunt.


Webber Portrait
Spider in the bushes.


Walani Portrait
This makes me feel at one with nature.


Warly Portrait
Snacks to go?


Woodlegs Portrait
Fer blendin' in wit' th'landlubbers.


The Bush Hat is a wearable Dress item. It requires 1 Straw Hat, 1 Rope, and 1 Berry Bush to craft and an Alchemy Engine to prototype.

To hide in the hat, the player has to click the RMB (Right Mouse Button) over the Bush Hat while it's in the hat slot on the inventory toolbar. Right-clicking the hat again does not undisguise but instead takes the hat off the hat slot. Moving around will immediately remove the disguise.

When hiding, enemies will not notice the player unless the enemy was already targeting the player. Charlie is not fooled by the disguise. Also, Gobblers can distinguish between Berry Bushes and the Bush Hat; hence, they will not approach the player when the player is hiding with the Bush Hat. 

Prototype TipsEdit

  • The Bush Hat is an effective method for avoiding incoming Hound attacks, as the Hounds will simply pass by a player hidden in the hat. The player will unhide whenever exclaiming "Did you hear that?" but if the player quickly hides again before the Hounds arrive, the Hounds won't notice.
  • Camping out in spider-infested territories is dangerous (unless playing as Webber), especially during long winter nights. Utilising the Bush Hat will spare the wearer from dealing with spiders during the night.
  • The bush hat is also useful in cave / ruin situations to hide during aggressive stages of the Nightmare Cycle. Note that a light source can still be equipped in the hand slot.
  • If the player doesn't have a ranged weapon or can't corner a Koalefant they want to kill, they can hide in a Bush Hat when the closest distance is reached. Then the Koalefant may wander over, giving the player a chance to hit it before it can flee.
  • Using the Bush Hat with Willow's Lighter works well if one doesn't have time to set up a camp or it's too dangerous, as her Lighter will stay active to protect her from Charlie indefinitely, and the Bush Hat will prevent her from being spotted by hostile mobs, provided she hasn't already been seen.

Placeholder TriviaEdit

  • The Bush Hat is the only item equipped in the head slot that does not have a durability mechanic, except for the Straw Hat in the base game. However, in the base game, the Straw Hat has no benefit when worn, making the Bush Hat only head slot item that has no durability despite having a practical use.
  • This item was added in the Insanity! update.
  • Before the Caves update, the player would automatically hide in the Bush Hat upon standing still.

Blueprint GalleryEdit

Craftable Items
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Survival TrapBird TrapCompassBackpackPiggybackThermal StoneHealing SalveHoney PoulticeStraw RollFur RollTentUmbrellaBug NetFishing Rod
(Pretty ParasolLuxury Fan Insulated PackSiesta Lean-to Reign of Giants icon) (Telltale HeartBooster ShotWater BalloonWhirly FanBerniePile o' Balloons Don't Starve Together icon) (Chef PouchSilly Monkey BallTropical ParasolAnti VenomThatch PackPalm Leaf HutTropical FanSea SackDoydoy Nest Shipwrecked icon)
Food Basic FarmImproved FarmBee BoxDrying RackCrock PotIce Box
(Bucket-o-poop Reign of Giants icon) (Mussel Stick Shipwrecked icon)
Science Science MachineAlchemy EngineDivining RodThermal MeasurerRainometerGunpowderLightning Rod
(Ice FlingomaticElectrical Doodad Reign of Giants icon) (Cartographer's Desk Don't Starve Together icon) (Ice Maker 3000 Shipwrecked icon)
Fight SpearHam BatGrass SuitLog SuitMarble SuitFootball HelmetSleep DartFire DartBlow DartBoomerangBee MineTooth Trap
(Battle HelmBattle SpearMorning StarWeather PainScalemail Reign of Giants icon) (Electric DartTail o' Three Cats Don't Starve Together icon) (Poison SpearSeashell SuitLimestone SuitCactus ArmorHorned HelmetPoison DartCoconadeSpear GunCutlass Supreme Shipwrecked icon)
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Refine RopeBoardsCut StonePapyrusNightmare FuelPurple Gem
(Cratered MoonrockThick Fur Don't Starve Together icon) (ClothLimestoneGold NuggetIceEmpty Bottle Shipwrecked icon)
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(Old Bell Reign of Giants icon) (OcuvigilAbigail's Flower Don't Starve Together icon) (PiratihatitatorDripple PipesSeaworthy Shipwrecked icon)
Dress Sewing KitGarlandRabbit EarmuffsStraw HatBeefalo HatBeekeeper HatFeather HatBush HatWinter HatTop HatWalking CaneDapper VestBreezy VestPuffy Vest
(Fashion MelonIce CubeSummer FrestFloral ShirtCat CapRain CoatHibearnation VestRain HatEyebrella Reign of Giants icon) (Blue FuncapGreen FuncapRed Funcap Don't Starve Together icon) (Brain of ThoughtShark Tooth CrownSnakeskin HatSnakeskin JacketDumbrellaBlubber SuitWindbreakerParticulate PurifierSleek Hat Shipwrecked icon)
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(Joy of Volcanology Shipwrecked icon)
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